Hello kitty!

The manicure inspiration was by Colores de Carol specifically this manicure she did, It’s so cute!

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with my Fab ur Nails hello kitty plate on the way I was beyond excited to try something along the lines of this manicure. Two colors are from the new Hello Kitty collection and the stamping polish was from the Gwen Stefani collection.

 

Products:

OPI – Look at my Bow!

OPI- Starry-eyed for Daniel

OPI- Hey Baby (stamping polish)

Venique- wingtip white

Morgan Taylor- Go ahead and grow

Seche Vite- Top Coat

Fab Ur Nails- Fun 09

Winstonia- squishy stamper

 

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I started with two coats of OPI- Look at my bow! and stamped over it with OPI- Hey Baby from the Gwen Stefani collection. The ring finger has two coats of OPI- Starry-Eyed for Daniel. On top of Starry-Eyed for Daniel I used the same OPI- Look at my bow! to fill in the bow and Veniques- Wingtip White to fill in Hello Kitty.

Here’s a picture with flash

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Now for a close up of Starry-Eyed for Daniel. Two coats is enough to cover your nail. It’s more opaque than I thought. I usually stay away from glitters because of how annoying they are to take off. I’ll let you know how it goes with this one.

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Where have you guys gotten inspiration recently?

 

 

China Glaze Ruby Pumps!

Hello my lovey nail polish lovers!

What a week i have started school again. I have recently changed nail shape due to the fact my nails weren’t doing to well with the squoval shape.

Today i bring you China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps! yay glitter! It’s such a beautiful red on the darker side. I don’t know why i hadn’t pick this color up before. The formula is great I used 2-3 coats and it’s opaque. I had no problems while applying it and it didn’t dry gritty feeling. The glitters in this polish are pretty fine and you can see them below in the macro shot.

I used seche vite as my top coat and Morgan Taylor’s Go Ahead and Grow Base Coat

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Macro shots:

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Since the glitter in it is so fine its very easy to take off. There are no problems whatsoever when removing it. When it comes to glitter it’s one of the things i dislike the most how stubborn it is. Then you have cotton ripping off the cotton ball or pad, its a mess. However i can say i had no problems with this and I’ll probably be wearing it a lot more.

What do you think of my nail shape? I have basically only had squoval shaped nails. It’s new i think i kind of like it.

 

Nail Mail! Review of Rica polish (Pic Heavy)

Hello my lovely internet people! So i placed an order at JustRica’s  etsy shop

She was having a black Friday sale a day ago but it has now ended. I bought two colors Victorian Bat Society a purple jelly packed with tons of glitter in both purple and black in round and triangle shapes.  I also bought the black stamping polish named Blackout.

My order got here extra fast seeing as we are located in the same state. Shipping was i believe $4.oo USD for both polish.

When i got the package it came in this adorable bubble mailer with the words fragile written on both sides.

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The polishes were also wrapped up well and got here unharmed 😀

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Here they are both

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Blackout

Blackout is used as a stamping polish but is also a one coat polish found here. I bought it for $5.00 during the sale but It’s regular price is $7.00

When Ricarda says one coater you better believe it. This is an opaque polish if i have ever seen one. It’s so dark and i love it!

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this is literally only one coat of this polish,need i say more?

and here it is as a stamping polish(left) compared to WnW black creme (right)

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Rica Polish (left) and WnW (right)

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BM 506  using WnW  black creme(left) and Rica polish (right)

i had a little bit of trouble because the color dried really fast. I explain a bit more below.

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Rica polish on top and the WnW polish on the bottom. As you can tell the black is so opaque that you can’t see through it at all. This is the polish i wish i had back when i did this bonna blue mani HERE  It would have looked way better.

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as you can tell the WnW color you can see through it and the little blue lines on my paper. With the Rica polish its beyond opaque and stamped amazingly.

 

I have been on a search for a black polish that is opaque and stamps well even in the images with open spaces where those types of polishes need to be opaque or else you can basically see through it.  This Rica polish may just have solved my stamping woes for the low price of $7.00 USD but I’m willing to spend that to have a fully opaque black.

The main problem with this polish is one that might be too big to overlook. It dries fast. like really fast, i mean it. I’ve been stamping for a long time and this is the fastest drying polish i have seen. When i paint my line across the top of the image and scrape in the time it takes me to reach for my stamper its dried in the stamping plate.  It’s amazing actually. I could possibly adapt to this by maybe adding a thicker line of polish or somehow scraping faster. I don’t know its some type of ambivalence with that polish at the moment. I hope things can work out because i really do love it.

With that being said, it dries really fast on my bundlemonster & winstonia plates. When it came to my MoYou london plates, because they are etched deeper it doesn’t dry as fast. Looking at the image above of the mona lisa from my MoYou London tourist 07 plate its a very open plate and while i did a hastily done job its so opaque and i got almost all of the image.

 

Victorian Bat Society

Victorian Bat Society is being discontinued so it is at the price of $4.50 USD currently and found here.

when it comes to jelly polishes I’m not the biggest fan of it because i don’t like my smile line showing through. I figured this color is way to pretty to pass up and i took a chance on it.  This polish covers to an opaque color in 3-4 coats  as most jelly do.

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here is a macro shot or two 😀

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this is just one coat of the polish so you can see how much glitter is dispersed in one coat

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here’s a macro shot of 3 coats on the nail

 

when it dries its a little gritty looking from the glitter in it that isn’t a problem for a coat  or two of Seche Vite.

 

Overall:

I love the blackout polish its perfect for stamping and as a one coater regular polish its beyond perfect.

Victorian bat Society is so pretty and while im not a fan of jellies i know ill be wearing this. Does anyone else hate trying to get glitters off though?

Would i buy again? Yes! shipping was fast and my polish babies unharmed

would i recommend Rica polish? Yes! the prices aren’t out there and from what i have just purchased she makes excellent polishes.

 

Soft Sienna Silks by China glaze Review! (Bonus stamping NOTD )

Hello my lovely people of the internet!  I’m sorry i haven’t been able to blog more but i really just have a lot to do for school and no time.

Today i used is called Soft Sienna Silks by China Glaze

the formula is watery and its thin, it will take at least 3 coats to get to an opaque color. This is a bronze with tiny specs of shimmer. The shimmer gives it a little boost so its not a boring bronze/coppery color.  It’s very warm and i was honestly a little worried about how it would look with my skin.

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It took three coats in order to reach an opacity i am comfortable with. I really don’t like having my nails smile line show through, so i usually like nail polish that is opaque in 2-3 coats.

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here is a picture close up of the color and you can see the sparkles/shimmer in it, so pretty.

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On to the stamping!

I used my trusty Wet n Wild Black Creme polish. For stamping the plate i used is Viva Mexico Jumbo Plate 1 by Cheeky which you can find for a cheap price on amazon.

oh jeeze please ignore that giant fuzz on my nail! :s

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check out that shimmer

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and lastly up close and personal with flash

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hope you guys enjoy the manicure!

Holographic Flowers

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I’m sorry for the tipwear in this mani, i just started school again and well its been a few days since i had any time to sit and do anything.

Supplies:

  • Moyou London Tourist 07 Plate
  • Wet n Wild Black Creme
  • Color Club Love em/ Leave em
  • Morgan Taylor Go Ahead and Grow
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

I love Holographic nail polishes they’re usually pretty opaque and they’re sooo pretty aren’t they? I sadly do not own too many holos, the only other i own is Color Club Revvvolution.  I had been dying to use the flower image of my Moyou plate but i wasn’t sure how i was going to pair it. I think it turned out great though and i hope you love it!

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i love holographic nail polishes

Five Below Haul!

So recently i went to my local Five Below and scored some polish 3 for $5 which im almost sure is a year round promotion. I bought two colors and one glitter.

The light blue is Bonna Blue

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This purple is called Passion Fruit

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The colors all applied wonderfully and i saw how opaque each was and wondered if they would work for stamping.

They do! 😀 at least these two colors do. my rule of thumb is usually that if the polish is a one coater it usually works for stamping as well.

Here they are stamped on a post it note and then over black

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The glitter is called The Notebook

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Here are the colors and half is with one coat of glitter

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Good Girl Gone Bad

As a late birthday present one of my best friends Natalie bought me a Deborah Lippmannn nail polish. She knows i had been eyeing the polish for a while so it was a wonderful surprise to receive this gift

The polish i received is called Good Girl Gone Bad it retails at $18.00 USD it is described as a “bold cabernet glimmer ” on the website.

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The color, with one coat is not totally opaque.

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When it dries it has a sort of dull finish which i didn’t expect, this however can be remedied with a coat or two of top coat. i used my go to top coat Seche Vite. below is a comparison of the dull finish next to the nails with top coat. the top has no top coat and the bottom does

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overall this is a great nail polish and i would totally recommend it!

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